6 Holiday Gifts for the Gut Health Guru in your Life


The holiday season is here! And along with the holidays comes the inevitable stress of WHAT THE HECK AM I GETTING EVERYONE? If you’re typically a Christmas eve shopper and want to get ahead of the crowds this year, check out this list we pulled together of 6 holiday gifts for the gut health guru in your life!

1) Holiday Gifts for gut health: Let them Eat Dirt – By Dr. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta. Ph.D

Photo of book cover: Let them eat dirt, saving our children from an over sanitized world. By Dr. Brett Finlay Ph.D AND Marie- Claire Arrieta. Ph.D

This is the perfect gift for that new mom in your life you have who’s always looking to learn more about science-based best health practices. The publisher’s summary says: This engaging and important book explains how the millions of microbes that live in our bodies influence childhood development; why an imbalance in those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes, asthma, autism, and reactions to vaccines, among other chronic conditions; and how – from conception on – parents can positively impact their own behaviors and those of their children. It describes how natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and solid foods influence children’s microbiota and offers practical advice on whether to sterilize food implements for babies, the use of antibiotics, and why having pets is a good idea.

2) Holiday Gifts for gut health: The Whole Body Microbiome By Dr. Brett Finlay and Dr. Jessica Finlay

Book cover for the whole-body microbiome, how to harness microbes - inside and out - for life long health. By B.Brett Finlay PhD and Jessica M. Finlay, PhD.

If that book worm in your life has already read Let them Eat Dirt, you can always give them Dr. Brett Finlay and Dr. Jessica Finlay’s newest book, The Whole Body Microbiome. This books summary describes it as an ‘eye-opening new take on the significance of the microbiome, the Finlays offer empowering knowledge, surprising myth-busters, and simple yet effective daily tips that prove “dirty” is the new clean. Whether it’s by changing your diet, enjoying a glass of wine, getting more exercise, trading your antibacterial gel for good old soap and water, or spending more time outdoors, you can change your life today; so that you and your microbes live long—and prosper.’

3) Holiday Gifts for gut health:  Gut Gazette’s Oh De Toilet – Perfume for the loo before you poo

Picture of brown dropper bottle with white and black label of the product: Oh De Toilet - Perfume the loo before you poo.

Here’s a cute way to deal with some smelly situations! At only 12.00 this makes an adorable stocking stuffer for those who want to perfume the loo before they poo! Purchasing a bottle also helps support the Gut Gazette, an amazing online community for those who struggle with digestive disorders such as IBS and IBD.

4) Holiday Gifts for gut health: Organic Le Digestif – Davids Tea

Photo of loose leaf organic tea with ginger and peppermint leaves.

This caffeine-free tea is packed full of ingredients that soothe the digestive tract, such as peppermint and ginger. Curling up with a hot cup of tea, some nice candles and a book is the perfect way to stay cozy over the holidays!

5) Holiday Gifts for gut health: MORE Cookie

Photo of a MORE cookie in its single packaging wrapper with chocolate shops scattered around the product.

Fibre up AND feel good this holiday season, with the perfect, guilt free dessert! MORE Cookie is packed with heart healthy fibre, whole grains and all natural flavours. What’s MORE (get it?), when you click on the link below and purchase a box of cookies, 15% of sales made will go to CDHF!

PRO DESSERT TIP: Microwave an Oats & Raisin MORE Cookie for 10 seconds, spread peanut butter or Wow Butter on top. Microwave for another 10 seconds to get it warm and melty. Enjoy with a big glass of milk or oat milk. YUM!

6) Holiday Gifts for gut health: Make a Donation to CDHF in the name of a loved one

CDHF relies on donations from the public to support our educational initiatives that help you feel your best, reduce the devastating impact of digestive disease, enhance education and fund critical research. This holiday season, please consider making a tax-deductible donation in someone’s name that you know would appreciate it!

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